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Rotherham United 1-0 Queens Park Rangers

Isaiah Brown celebrates
Isaiah Brown celebrates his goal against Rangers, his third for Rotherham this season

Rotherham secured their first win since August with a 1-0 victory over QPR in the Championship.

Isaiah Brown's first-half goal handed the division's bottom side just their second three points of the season.

The breakthrough came in the 24th-minute when Brown, a Chelsea loanee, collected Danny Ward's ball to surge through the QPR defence and fire home.

Millers' goalkeeper Lewis Price kept his side ahead, before Joe Newell should have killed the game off.

Rotherham's first victory in 112 days moves them to within eight points of Wigan, and 10 points off safety.

It was a thoroughly deserved win for caretaker boss Paul Warne's side as they created a host of chances and kept only their second clean sheet of the season.

Ian Holloway's QPR, who have now won just one of their last seven league matches in the Championship, fall to 18th place in the table and sit just three points off the drop zone.

Rotherham caretaker manager Paul Warne: "It's a better feeling, winning. For them to win gives me great pride, they left nothing on there, they should be proud of themselves.

"They are buzzing like we have won a cup final. I want good, proper, football players and they are a group of lads that have got a bit closer and I think that was shown in the performance.

"I think you could see at the final whistle how much it meant to everyone.

"It would have helped my heart rate no end if we would have got a second but it was nice to get the win."

QPR manager Ian Holloway: "It is very, very disappointing, but we have to take the positives.

"A goal has changed the course of the game, it gave them a lift and they held on to it far easier than I would have liked. I saw too many shoulders drop.

"It's early days to get what I want, unfortunately it's not going for them.

"When I look back at that I can't believe we didn't take a point. I am far more encouraged than I ever have been, I believe in what we are doing, these results are impostors."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 12Price
  • 17Fisher
  • 6Wood
  • 26Belaid
  • 3Mattock
  • 7FordeBooked at 87mins
  • 24AdeyemiBooked at 50minsSubstituted forVaulksat 85'minutes
  • 8FrecklingtonBooked at 83mins
  • 22NewellSubstituted forKellyat 90+3'minutes
  • 37BrownSubstituted forTaylorat 86'minutes
  • 9Ward

Substitutes

  • 2Kelly
  • 4Vaulks
  • 11Taylor
  • 14Ball
  • 20Blackstock
  • 39Yates
  • 45Bilboe

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 6Lynch
  • 3Bidwell
  • 30Guimaraes CordeiroSubstituted forGladwinat 72'minutes
  • 21LuongoBooked at 48mins
  • 10CherySubstituted forWszolekat 89'minutes
  • 8Cousins
  • 23N'GbakotoBooked at 45minsSubstituted forPolterat 59'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 9Washington

Substitutes

  • 11Gladwin
  • 13Ingram
  • 15Wszolek
  • 17Polter
  • 19El Khayati
  • 20Henry
  • 27Shodipo
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
8,704

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home10
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Attempt missed. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Stephen Kelly replaces Joe Newell.

Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Pawel Wszolek replaces Tjaronn Chery.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Forde.

Attempt saved. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Ward.

Booking

Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jon Taylor replaces Isaiah Brown because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Will Vaulks replaces Tom Adeyemi because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Frecklington.

Booking

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Forde with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Forde with a cross.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

Attempt saved. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Anthony Forde.

Foul by Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers).

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Danny Ward (Rotherham United) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Isaiah Brown.

Foul by Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers).

Danny Ward (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Frecklington.

Booking

Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Ben Gladwin replaces Sandro.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Richard Wood.

Attempt blocked. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.

Attempt blocked. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.

Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Ward (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Forde with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Sandro.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

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